Item description for Akutagawa and Dazai: Instances of Literary Adaptation by James O'Brien...
Akutagawa Rynosuke (1892-1927) is a key figure in modern Japanese literature. He is renowned for the intellectual play and superb craft of his numerous tales. Dazai Osamu (1909-1948) was the most distinctive writer to emerge from wartime Japan. His passion and brilliance combined to create a uniquely gifted storyteller. This rich selection of tales illustrates the range of their talents, and illuminates the similarities and differences between these great writers. Translator James O'Brien, an expert in the work of Akutagawa and Dazai, provides an incisive introduction to both writers. Published by the Center for Asian Studies, Arizona State University, in association with Kurodahan Press
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.43" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2004
Publisher Kurodahan Press
ISBN 4902075199 ISBN13 9784902075199
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More About James O'Brien
Jim O'Brien was a secondary school teacher of history and a Principal Teacher (Guidance), teaching in comprehensive schools in the west of Scotland, before taking up a career in higher education. He then worked in St Andrew's College of Education, Glasgow as lecturer, Director of In-Service, and Assistant Principal (Educational Development). Appointed to Moray House Institute of Education in 1993 as Vice Principal, he became the permanent Vice Dean of the Moray House Faculty/School of Education in 1998 when the Institute merged with theUniversity of Edinburgh. He was also Director of theCentre for Educational Leadership (CEL)and Head of School from 2007 inThe Moray House School of Education, The University of Edinburgh. He held a personal Chair in Leadership and Professional Learning until 30th September 2009 when he retired. He continues to research, write, lecture and offer consultancy in an Emeritus capacity.
James O'Brien has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Edinburgh Kingston University, London Kingston Universit.